224 Main Street                                                          September 4, 2011

Penn Yan, New York                                                                 10:00 AM

We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents to seek out and bring people to Christ,

by maturing in our faith, by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people for the honor and glory of God.





*Song of Praise                      “In His Time”                                No. 57


Welcome & Announcements


Call to Worship

Pastor: Come and gather together for the Lord is about to do a new thing among us!

People: We are embarking on a journey.

Pastor: A journey of the Spirit!

People: Let us open our hearts to God's Spirit and trust in God's leading for surely God is good and will not lead us astray.       


*Hymn                        “Be Thou My Vision”                              No. 339


Old Testament Reading        Proverbs 16:9                               OT pg 708


*Unison Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, You have a plan for us as individuals and as a church. We turn our will over to your care and we trust our lives to the leading of your Spirit. Where you lead we shall follow. Help us to relinquish our control and to move in the flow of your Spirit so that your will may be accomplished. Amen.


Something for the Child In All of Us


Special Music             “Here I Am, Lord”          Anne Perry,  Barbara Stewart                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Offertory Prayer                   




*Doxology                  Praise God from whom all blessings flow

                                    Praise Him all creatures here below

                                    Praise Him above ye heavenly host

                                    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Hymn        “When Morning Lights the Eastern Skies”         No. 250


New Testament Reading       Acts 16:6-15                               NT pg. 181


Sermon           “We Are On A Journey of the Spirit”               Rev. Linda Foody  


Ordinance of the Lord's Supper

                        Welcome to the Lord's Table

                        Church Covenant

                        Community of Prayer

                        Sharing the Bread

                        Sharing the Cup

                        Prayer of Thanks


*Hymn                        “God of Our Life”                                   No. 275                 





*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Lay Reader:                Ed Castillo

Greeters:                    Ed & Rita Castillo

Ushers:                       Jack Clancy, Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler,           

                                    Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart

Organist:                    Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director:          Barbara Stewart

Church Van Driver:  Jack Clancy

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Linda J. Foody

                                    2215 Clark Road

Pastor's Email: 


Please  be  in  Prayer  for:

Holly Buchanan                                      Greg Marion

Barbara Gage                                         Michael McBride

Mary Beth Greene                                 Mary Murphy

Ethel Hoose                                            George Slocum

Marlene Guild                                         Katherine Warren

Betty Johnson                                The family of Alice Fairbrother


Our Special Missionaries:

Kristy Engel –            Dominican Republic

Cynthia Harper –       Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester, NY


Clark Meadows:        Ralph Wilkes      

Quail Summit:            Alice Wise

Clinton Crest:             Burton Barcliff           Kathryn Clayson       

                                    Doris Barcliff             Margaret Drakely

The Homestead:        Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Dick Sharman            Willie Nelson

                                    Irene Wachala            

The Manor:                Helena Cranmer          Margaret Hartwell

                                    Georgia Ovens


Our Service Men and Women and their families

Our Country and it's Leaders

Our Pastoral Search Committee


This  Week’s  Schedule  & Announcements



Welcome Reception during coffee hour for Rev. Linda Foody

5 pm Wellspring


Monday, September 5

Labor Day Holiday – The office will be closed


Tuesday, September 6

3:30 pm Bd of Missions Meeting

7 pm Diaconate Meeting


Wednesday, September 7

7:30 pm YC Habitat for Humanity Meeting

Happy birthday to Kathryn Clayson!


Thursday, September 8

Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Hainsworth!


Friday, September 9

7 pm 4-H Group


Next Week is Rally Day!



Church News


Mary & Martha Circle

will meet next Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10:30am. Bring a sandwich for your lunch. We will be rolling bandages and setting up a rotating schedule for devotions and desserts. All ladies are invited.


Choir Rehearsal Begins!

Time to get back in the swing of things. Choir rehearsal will begin next Sunday at 9 am with the ladies in preparation for Women's Sunday. The men will join us on the 18th.


Rally Day - Sunday, September 11 at Noon

Picnic and Fishing at the PY Boat Launch Site. The BCE will provide hot dogs, salad and drinks

Please bring fishing poles, bait and a snack or dish to share. For safety purposes parents must accompany their children. We will have extra rods, if you have extras please bring them. Volunteers are welcome, we need all the adult help we can get.


Thank You

The Board of Trustees would like to thank all of those who helped with the sale of hot dogs and hamburgs before the Wednesday night concerts. Your contributions of time and foods helped us to raise $1,479! All monies raised will go towards the window project.

Thank you once again!!!


Summer Report from the Board of Mission

July Income: Pledges $1273 ~ Loose Offering $220.25 ~ Secret Place $2

August Income: Pledges $748 ~ Loose Offering $30 ~ Secret Place $3.45

Total Budget Income for July & August:  $2276.70


Summer Payments: United Mission Basics $2340 ~ Camping Scholarships $250

Our Treasury Balance is $897.95


We are falling farther behind and will need to receive a minimum of $1275 per month to complete our basic obligations and $2085 per month to meet the expanded budget adopted in January. To those who have kept up-to-date with their contributions we thank you.


Service suggestions

Not everyone can serve as Lay Reader, Sunday School Teacher, or board member. However, there are other ways to serve and to share your time and talents. Look over the list below and see if there is somewhere that you can help. Contact the church office for information.

-        donate cleaning supplies: pine sol and paper towels

      -     $100 to purchase candles for Advent


Footprints of Generosity     American Baptist Churches-USA

How much time does your congregation spend talking about money? Some would immediately shout out that their church spends far too much time talking about money.

How often does your pastor preach about money? One Sunday? Two Sundays? Is it just an annual “Sermon on the Amount?”

When you stop and think about how much of our lives revolve around money and how dependent we are on money and how important money is to us, we probably should be spending many more Sundays engaged with preaching, teaching and discussing money.

When you consider how often Jesus spoke about money, it is clear that it was a priority for him.

I challenge you to take one week during the next month and to pray over every penny you have to spend. Ask the question of how God would have you use these pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, and so on. And as we pay the bills and make purchases, may we dedicate everything to God's purposes.

In doing so we may find that God has other plans for the dollars we thought we might use for buying that new shirt. We may discover other uses for those dollars we might use to purchase soft drinks, coffee or snacks.

We might learn a lot in that one week about our relationship with God as well as our relationship with money. It has been said that a checkbook is a spiritual report card. It reflects our priorities better than any other document. What grade would your checkbook receive?

“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable to what one has, not according to what one does not have”   ~ 2 Cor. 8:12


Community  News


Comfort on the Journey

A confidential mutual support group at Keuka Comfort Care Home for those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one.

The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-8 pm.

35 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan. 536-1690.



Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.